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The Gray Areas of Christian Liberty

In my last article, I defined and explained the main teaching of Scripture concerning Christian liberty. Contrary to popular opinion even among conservative Christians, true freedom as defined by the Bible is not the right to do whatever we please. Rather, it is the rescued condition of the believer from Satan’s bondage of selfish sin, […]

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The Sweet Slavery of Christian Liberty

The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the sting […]

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Liberty? Or License?

The two have frequently been confused. “Liberty” is often taken to be the right to do what ever one pleases. After all, is not “liberty” to be understood as “freedom”—freedom to do as one wishes? Does not liberty imply that one is not bound by laws and regulations? No wonder such conclusions are drawn! Much […]

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Our Christian Liberty

Much is said in our day of “Christian Liberty”.  Just what is meant by this oft-used term?  Does this mean that the Christian is at liberty to do as he pleases?  Does it mean that he is set at liberty, set free?  Does it mean that the Christian is a law unto himself?  Does it […]

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Sowing Wild Oats

Liberty is on the lips of many in our day. Everyone wants to be at liberty to do what he wants. The use of the term is commonly associated with freedom. Man wants to be free to do his own thing. In his mad pursuit of freedom man wants to be free from any restrictions […]

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Christian Liberty

The following article was written by a member of the Redlands Young Peoples Society which was considered worth publishing in the magazine.   What is Christian liberty? Is it the liberty of the Christian to have a right “for an occasion to the flesh”? Shall we sin because we are not under the law, but […]

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The Basis of Christian Unity

The Basis of Christian Unity: An Exposition of John 17 and Ephesians 4 by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. As everyone has noticed there are great social pressures for church unity today. The emphasis is on fellowship from an external point of view with no regard for […]

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Christian Liberty and Offenses

“I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself, but to him (the weak) that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean” (Rom. 14:14). No material thing is inherently sinful, but the consciences of some are not fully free to realize this. “There is nothing […]

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Christian Liberty and Proper Mutual Respect

“For one believeth that he may eat all things; another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.” We continue to consider the matter of Christian liberty in things indifferent. Reference to […]

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Christian Liberty in Matters Indifferent

“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient” (I Cor. 6:12). By “all things” Paul certainly does not mean all things absolutely, without exception. For from the preceding context we learn plainly that idolatry, coveting, drunkenness and extortion are unlawful, thoroughly con­demned. In the context following we learn that fornication is […]

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The Relation of Christian Liberty to Young People

What can young people do?  What may they not do?  Young people, members of the Church either by confession or baptism, must face these questions very often in the midst of this world.  And, almost needless to say, their parents face the same questions. The question seems most often involved with the matter of entertainment; […]

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Godliness or Narrowmindedness?

Have you ever been called a “stubborn Hollander”? Most of us have, I suppose. We have also been accused of intolerance, inconsistency and narrow mindedness. Now reason indicates that much of the criticism vented against the Reformed people emanates from hatred toward our traditionally strong religious beliefs. Nevertheless, an element of truth remains in the […]

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Why Television?

Over twenty-two years ago, in my neighborhood, a mysterious laboratory sprang into existence to conduct experiments in the unheard of field of television. Today, “television” is not only a household word, even a taken-for-granted household furnishing; but it has become an industry which influences our whole home, church, school, economic and national life. It is […]

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Christian Liberty – A Critical Review

Summary of a speech given by Rev. Herman Hoeksema reported by W. Hofman After a few introductory remarks of congratulations and greetings to delegates and friends attending the Fourth Annual Young People’s Convention and of commemoration for our Young Men in the Service, the Rev. H. Hoeksema kept a fairly large audience interested, for the […]

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